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Collections - MF 063 UM-Augusta Communication Course Interviews

Number of Interviews: 19
Dates When Interviews Were Conducted: 1977
Time Period Covered: nineteenth and twentieth century
Principal Interviewer: various
Finding Aides: brief indexes
Access Restrictions: none

Description: The collection consists of a series of interviews done for a University of Maine at Augusta course in Speaker-Audience Communications, Fall 1977. Topics covered include: the Farnsworth Museum; the Robert Abbe Museum; Lucy Farnsworth; Rockland, Maine, in the early 1900s; Northport in the War of 1812; Waldoboro News Stand; Knox Arboretum in Warren, Maine; lace mills and the lace business in St. George, Maine; lime kilns; Clark Island Quarry and quarry stone cutting; farm life in Vassalboro in the 1930s and 1940s; the Children’s Aid Society; Sweetser Children’s Home in Saco, Maine; Fleming’s Upholstery Shop in Rockland; Stockton Springs; work as a town clerk; Rockland, Thomaston, and Camden Street Railway; teaching in Warren and Northport; Butler’s Boatyard; Snow’s Shipyard; Graffam Island; lobstering; Belfast, Maine; recreational activities in Thomaston, Maine, in the 1930s; sawmills; school systems; transportation of blueberries to market; and the Christmas tree business.

1152 Weatherbee, Katherine. (COM 101-46) Fall 1977. Maine: Rockland. 10 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Wendell Hadlock, former curator of the Farnsworth Museum, about his anthropological studies of Maine Indians; his work at the Robert Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor; papers he has written. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1218 – T1219 / C1720-1721

1153 Huntley, Sandra. (COM 101-46) Fall 1977. Maine: Rockland. 11 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Winola Cooper about Lucy Farnsworth’s family history, family donation of $1,300,000 estate to construct and support the William Farnsworth Library and Art Museum in Rockland; recollections of Rockland in early 1900’s, travel by electric car, horse and buggy, and steamship. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1219 – T1220 / C1722

1154 Leavitt, Connie. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Rockland. 6 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Ruth Wiley, 81, about stories told to her by her great—grandmother of British soldiers landing in Northport in War of 1812; Oakland Park; Lucy Farnsworth; Thurlow’s Ice Cream Parlor; worst storms she remembers. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1220 / C1723

1155 Petrovitz, Richard. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Waldoboro. 7 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Douglas Parent, 59, owner of the Waldoboro News Stand about his life, business, community, opinions past and present. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1221 / C1724

1156 Provost, David. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Warren. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Diane Corbett about the Knox Arboretum in Warren, Maine; early history of the land where it is now located; people who lived there with a pet lion. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1222 / C1725

1157 Copeland, Anne. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Warren. 3 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Andrew Crowe, 80, retired lacemill owner and operator, about the lace business in St. George, Maine 22 years ago. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1222 – T1223 / C1726

1158 Barfod, Ib. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Rockland. 6 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Irving “Baldy” Keizer, 72, about lime rock driving, lime kiln operations, home life in 1910-1920’s, house rental business in the 1940’s. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1223 / C1727 / CD0990

1159 Watts, Joan W. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: St. George. 6 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Bjarne Peterson about quarry stone cutting; kinds of quarry stones; Clark Island Quarry. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1224 / C1728

1160 Howe, Moyle B. (COM 101-46) Fall 1977. Maine: Vassalboro. 11 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Robert J. Howe about farm life in Vassalboro during the 1930’s and 40’s. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1225 / C1729

1161 Scott, Karne. (COM 101-46) Fall 1977. Maine: Belfast. 7 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Margaret Stone about the formation of the Children’s Aid Society in 1893, its operation over the years, its cooperation with the Sweetser Children’s Home in Saco, Maine. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1225 / C1730

1162 Graf, John. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Rockland. 5 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Evelyn Fleming Raymond, owner of Fleming’s Upholstery Shop in Rockland, about the upholstery business. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1225 / C1731

1163 Stewart, James. (COM 101-46) Fall, 1977. Maine, Stockton Springs. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Walter Trundy, 98, about his many years as town clerk; growing up in Stockton Springs. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1226 / C1732

1164 Boyington, Evelyn. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Thomaston. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Jennie F. Butler about the Rockland, Thomaston and Camden Street Railway. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1226 / C1733

1165 Ryan, Patricia. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Rockland. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Edith F. Mahoney about teaching in Warren and Northport in 1918-1920; modes of travel; Butler’s Boatyard; Snow’s Shipyard; Oakland Park. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1226 – T1227 / C1734

1166 Barnes, Priscilla (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Thomaston. 6 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Myles Weston about personal history; Thomaston history; shipbuilding; prison; kilns; large houses. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1227 / C1735

1167 Peterson, Cinda. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Graffam Island. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Walter Drinkwater, Sr., 69, about the fishing industry; caretaker for Graffam Island for 43 years; lobster fisherman off Spruce Head for 57 years. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1228 / C1736

1168 Rich, Dorothy Ann. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Belfast. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Charles Robbins about Belfast from 1901 to 1977. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1228 / C1737

1169 Jones, Pamela. (COM 101-46) Fall 1977. Maine: Thomaston. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Sally Hill about recreational activities during her youth in Thomaston in the 1930’s. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1229 / C1738

1170 Leonard, Susan. (COM 101-46) Spring 1977. Maine: Hope. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Roy Hobbs about sawmills; school systems; transportation of blueberries to market; Christmas tree business. UM-Augusta, Speaker-Audience Communication Course. T1229 – T1230 / C1739


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